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What actually happens to your teeth if you don’t treat a cavity

If you don’t treat a cavity, the decay will penetrate your enamel and then keep going deeper to the root of your tooth. Not treating a cavity can result in tooth damage, infection, and even tooth loss. You should see a dentist every six months and get a cavity filled […]
What actually happens to your teeth if you don’t treat a cavity
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How to know if you need your wisdom teeth removed

Wisdom teeth do not necessarily have to be removed. Some people have enough space in their jaw to let wisdom teeth come in and are able to clean them. When wisdom teeth emerge, they can cause complications like tooth decay, pain, and infection. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more […]
How to know if you need your wisdom teeth removed
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What to expect at the ER: A guide to navigating the emergency room

Your ER experience and wait time will depend on the severity of your condition. Reasons to go to the ER might be excessive bleeding, a high fever, a seizure, or chest pains. If you need to see a doctor immediately, but it’s not an emergency, urgent-care is another option. Visit […]
What to expect at the ER: A guide to navigating the emergency room
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Muscle aches and fatigue could be a sign you’re not absorbing enough vitamin D

Those who have trouble absorbing vitamin D are at risk for bone fractures, osteoporosis, and more. Having Crohn’s or kidney disease and taking certain medications may inhibit vitamin D absorption. If you have trouble absorbing vitamin D, try a supplement with fatty and/or magnesium-rich foods. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library […]
Muscle aches and fatigue could be a sign you’re not absorbing enough vitamin D
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7 simple tips to get glowing skin with a healthy diet and skincare routine

You can achieve glowing skin by making sure you get enough vitamins A, B, C, and E in your diet. Your skincare routine should also include regular cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliation. It’s essential to wear sunscreen every day to protect against dark spots. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more […]
7 simple tips to get glowing skin with a healthy diet and skincare routine
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Chlamydia often doesn’t show symptoms — here are the best ways to tell if you have this serious STI

Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, rarely causes symptoms, which means it can go undettected for a long time. Left untreated, chlamydia can cause long-term complications, including infertility in women. Getting tested frequently if you’re sexually active and practicing safe sex are the best ways to prevent contracting chlamydia. Visit Insider’s […]
Chlamydia often doesn’t show symptoms — here are the best ways to tell if you have this serious STI
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How to tell if you have a weak immune system

Some causes of a weakened immune system are out of our control, like age and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s. However, there are plenty of unhealthy habits – like not getting enough sleep and a poor diet – that can weaken your immune system and leave you more […]
How to tell if you have a weak immune system
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5 treatments to fix a lazy eye, according to an eye doctor

You can fix a lazy eye by blurring the vision in your stronger eye, which forces you to develop the vision in your weaker eye. This can be done by wearing an eye patch, getting special corrective glasses, using medicated eye drops, adding a Bangerter filter to glasses, or even […]
5 treatments to fix a lazy eye, according to an eye doctor
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Why astigmatism causes blurry vision, especially at night

Astigmatism occurs when the eye is shaped more like an oval than a sphere, which distorts the light that enters causing blurry vision. Astigmatism is fairly common, affecting about one in three Americans and it occurs more frequently as you age. Astigmatism causes blurry vision no matter what time of […]
Why astigmatism causes blurry vision, especially at night
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How to tell whether you have pink eye, allergies, or both

Pink eye is a catch-all term for multiple kinds of conjunctivitis that may be caused by irritants, viruses, bacteria, or allergies. Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria or a virus often occurs along with a cold or symptoms of a respiratory infection. Conjunctivitis caused by allergies is linked to your environment, such […]
How to tell whether you have pink eye, allergies, or both